I see that Guy is now updating his website with similar valuable information so I suggest you guys go check that out as well! The print version of the module goes on sale at the end of Aug Publishing for Print or PDF: I did a bunch of fancy styling, two-column layout, monster block formatting, etc.
Thank them for their time once the reviews start appearing. Send it out to a few friends for editing and proofreading. Depending on your skills this can be a long process as well.
Send this draft your layout draft out to all the same folks and some new ones. Most of the published modules out there from are about 10K words. By this point your module should be well written, playtested and laid out. As of this writing sold about PDF copies.
Create a Facebook page for your work as well. Good for you, aspiring author!
She does the real magic with InDesign. Write the outline for the adventure. Much of this changed once I got to InDesign or was unusable. There seems to be a lot of interest and so my timing was good. Start getting those printer quotes. Keep writing a text based rpg length in mind though. The royalties from PDF sales have actually funded the print run of the adventure.
Are there a good balance of traps, encounters, baddies? I know other 3PP have used rpgfreelancer. Get in tight with some people that run blog sites. Check the number of encounters, the locations. What To Do Next Stay engaged with the community.
I can spend more time in a separate post about this. I had a broader base of reviewers to work with to help me get the word out with Frawgs. Larvik 1 was 20K words and took up 44 pages. Send it out again. Still, these guys are very important and they do a lot of good work on your behalf so stay in the picture.
I bought Campaign Cartographer 3 and used this to create the maps with Larvik1 and Frawgs. Run it yourself, preferably with at least 2 different groups of gaming friends. Send comp copies of the final published product to all the folks who helped you along the way.
Try to get a several quotes when the time comes. The other thing I would recommend is trying to get some folks outside your friendlies to proofread, and if possible, have someone else DM it for you. As I believe in karma not really, but I do believe in kindness and I was in the same spot and given similar advice by Guy Fullerton of Chaotic Henchmen Productions about 2 years ago I thought I would do the same and publish my experiences here.
Try to run your game at a con. Interact on their blogs and thank them for their time and input. Real life has a way of doing that. Link to their sites, retweet their reviews, etc. Anxiously await for that first sale to come in from someone who is not your friend or mom.
The short answer is:One of the blog readers (Keith M. of Dragon Claw Adventures @DragonClawAdven) had sent me an email asking me several questions related to my experiences with writing my first adventures and if there was any tips I could pass killarney10mile.com I believe in karma (not really, but I do believe in kindness) and I was in the same spot and given similar advice by.
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